All very exciting..I’ve taken some space in a studio in the centre of York. Which means I have to pay rent each month which I didn’t have to when working from home, but it means that I get to hang out with lots of other artists and I can make as much mess as I like without worrying about upsetting the landlord. Not that he would be upset as I don’t do anything that can’t be cleared up after me and I’ll have to do that at Pica or my new artist associates will wonder what kind of a slob they’ve let into their place.

It does mean that all the work I did setting up my home studio space was a bit wasted but then again it may be worth keeping that in case I want to do some creative stuff at home.

Apart from not spending all day on my own, which generally I’m fine with but can be a little lonely at times (which is one of the reasons I write this journal; it’s not just a way of encouraging people to come to come and have look at my work, but a way of being connected to those who are interested) the main advantage is I have a proper base for my art endeavours, which makes the whole thing seem a lot more serious and I’m finding that very motivating (I frequently find it difficult to take things seriously, even the need to earn money).

I’ve got the desk set up and made a start on a new drawing. It’s actually just a pencil drawing of Mark Hamill that I was doing to promote my next blog post but I felt the minor victory of getting back to actually creating some art after all the moving and setting up was worth a journal entry, so I’ve posted it here instead.

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